This weekend, LACMA is buzzing with exciting events. On Friday, June 29, at 6 pm, Jazz at LACMA presents Melissa Morgan, a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Jazz vocal competition, who is well-known for her bold vocals and definitive influences from Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, and Billie Holiday.
On Saturday, visit The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy and gain further insight into this exhibition by attending Art, Conservation, and Science: A Closer Look at Chiaroscuro Woodcuts at 2 pm in the Brown Auditorium. This conversation delves into the conservation treatment of Antonio da Trento's Martyrdom of Two Saints with commentary by Prints and Drawings Curator Naoko Takahatake, Associate Paper Conservator Erin Jue, and former Andrew Mellon Senior Scientist and Head of Conservation Research Charlotte Eng. Then at 5 pm, charismatic entertainer, singer, and master percussionist Louie Cruz Beltran takes the Latin Sounds stage as he offers a captivating performance characterized by his ethnic American background and seasoned with contemporary R&B, Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Salsa as well as the Great American Songbook.